1. Bath-time with little miss Tatum has become a time we both truly cherish. With her spunky little personality, she never fails to keep me on my toes while laughing uncontrollably at her silliness. She takes baths at night occasionally but we have it set where she mostly gets one bath or "cat-bath" each day before nap-time. So after lunch we do hardcore play for maybe 30 minutes (running around playing chase/chalk outside/dancing/building forts for animal babies) and then its bath time. SO T will help me turn on the faucet and add in some bubbles and let tub fill up. While this is happening, we venture to her room and pick out a comfy t-shirt and pants/shorts along with 2 books. By then the tub is filled.... and she plops in...splishing, splashing and laughing at the littlest occurrences such as bubbles on her chin. This is a learning time as well because we make sure to clean toes/knees/arm-pits...ya know..EVERYWHERE and she is learning quickly the names of her body parts (like where her pinky toe is and cleaning behind her ears. This age (18 months-2 and half) makes most every activity a learning one if one chooses to do so! Once she hops out of the bath I bundle her into burriot fashion/lotion her up/get dressed and we snuggle up reading the two books she chose prior to bath. Naptime lasts a good 2 hours most every day and probably 3 if I let them. Some days, yes, we may not always have time for this and she naps wheerever but I do notice a big difference when our says have a schedule/stability. Tatum appreciates this routine as well knowing whats to come and knowing this is a part of hygiene and cleanliness!
2. Game of Thrones has me braiding up a storm...is anyone else getting the khaleesi vibes hardcore?!). Growing up, Ill never forget all the girls at girl scout camp all eager to have me braid their hair in french braids/fishtail braids/well any braid basically! As natural as it is for me to whip up most hairstyles featuring a braids in some way shape or fashion, I find it super efficient to take my all natural hair extensions and pre-braid them for days I literally am exhausted or possibly on-the-go and need a bad hair day quick fix. I simply do a messy bun and throw in either one or two braided strands secured with bobby pins. BAM!...One simple hair style with effortless functionality which might I add looks a bit trenddyyy!